Friday, August 12, 2011

Accountability Week 1


Time to fess up. Last week was ok and I did workout more than the prior week, but did not make my goal. :-(
Workouts last week totaled three. Although I set the goal, I neglected to plan for it. Which is, of course, a recipe for disaster/failure.

I did cardio twice, one day which was the Couch to 5k run, and one day of yoga.

So far, only one day of running. It was ok, but I felt lower back pain for several days afterward and I normally don't suffer from back pain, which concerned me. I may give it another try next week.

That's it from the trenches.

Have a great weekend friends!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I Don't Run unless being chased?!?!

I don't run unless being chased, that was always my tag line about running. As I've been working out over the past year, I find myself trying things that I never thought I would do. I can't believe it's come to this, but I'm about to try running.



I know, right? Surprise, me too. Although if you have been following me on Google+ or Facebook, you may have seen me mention that I was shopping for shoes last week. Well, the shoe shopping was successful and now the hard part begins. The uber-famous, Couch to 5K, program is the one I will be using. I love the iPhone, as there is a C25K app, that I have on my phone. Technology is great. Running, well, we'll see how it goes. Stay posted for updates and wish me Godspeed. 

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Types of Yoga

So as I mentioned in yesterday's post, I am looking to incorporate yoga into my workout routine. What's spurring this on is that my massage therapist is always mentioning how tight my muscles are and that I need to stretch more, which I do agree with. However, I know that I probably won't just stretch on a daily or nightly basis at home. My thought is that I should take a yoga class instead. I am not looking for the vinyasa flow-style yoga that most gyms, mine included, that are taught as a fast-paced flow to help you sweat.


I would like a slower-paced yoga class to hold poses longer. In looking at different yoga studios around time, I see gentle hatha yoga, restorative yoga, candlelit vinyasa flow yoga, and Anusara yoga. Is anyone reading this familiar or have any experience with these types of yoga to provide insight?


Thanks for your help and Namaste. ;-)

Monday, August 01, 2011

August Fitness Challenge

Hello Friends,


It's been awhile since my last post. An online friend is trying to get me to commit t0 30 days of blogging. Not sure if that will happen, but the primary goal I've been focusing on is getting more fit and working out consistently. Some weeks I work out 3-4 times a week and others I barely get 2 workouts in. I know that burnout is pretty typical and I'm trying to find other ways to keep my workouts fresh and interesting.


For August, I have a goal of working out 4-5 times a week. I'm going to use my blog as a way of keeping myself accountable.


I'd love to see comments or a WTG to keep me motivated. You will see more posts from this space, although they may not all be fitness related.


I am looking to incorporate yoga or Pilates at least once per week and get back into a swimming routine as well. I wanted to purchase a bicycle this summer, but it's not looking likely for this year, but next summer it will be mine. The goal is weight lifting or cardio for tomorrow.


Here's looking at you, kid!